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I completly messed this up. corrupted the data on my windows partition, but here is what I did... I had windows 2000 and wanted 2000 and red hat 7.2. I wanted to keep what I already had on windows 2000, and just add redhat7.2. This is not a great place to start, but it's what I had. first I used disk defragger to bring all the data to the start of the partition. Then I backed up all my important info (should do before defrag). Then I used some tool??? to resize/shrink the partition. Which messed things up. Then I installed redhat on the remaining space, being careful not to blow away my current win2000 info. All seemed well. Something didn't go quite right with the resize, as I ended up with a bunch of files being removed during a scandisk. Don't let scandisk run after a resize ... :-). But basically it all still worked, I think I entered a wrong param into the tool, and was later able to figure it out so it was correct. But I ended up re-installing windows2000. Not really because I needed to, but I had a high speed internet connection at the time, and was moving back to Australia, where I would have 56k, so I figure it best to do it while I could.

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The information provided within these pages is provided AS IS, and without any warranty. Following these directions may (but not limited to) crash your computer, delete all the information on your hard disk, open up security holes or cause your house to burn down. I made these pages to provide some information about the setup that I have done, but I did not proofread it for correctness, and in most cases did not test it. There are commands in these pages that would definately delete or corrupt all the data on your computer (especially the dualboot section). In fact it happened to me.... So you are on your own!

Cameron Gregory